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John Riggs

How are you feelin'? I'm married with three kids, love cooking (when I find the time) and love old video games. I'm a retro nerd who loves to reminisce about the '80s and '90s and am an autism-awareness advocate. - PSN, Xbox Live and Wii U, game with me! @johnblueriggs (also on Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest)
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My Planned Routes at the Central Washington State Fair [VIDEOS]

We have the Central Washington State Fair coming soon and, whenever you go anywhere, it's always nice to have a battle plan. Still make time to do the things you want to do, but you don't want to miss out on anything, either. Here are the three different plans of attack I have when I visit the fair this year. One with my kids, one with just my wife and I, and one for just myself.

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Cement Suitcase

‘Cement Suitcase,’ Shot in the Yakima Valley, is Streaming on Hulu

A few years ago I received an email from someone introducing themselves and said they were hoping to film a movie in the Yakima Valley. I told them I'd help however I could. It turns out that the movie, "Cement Suitcase," was not only filmed in the Yakima Valley and features several famous landmarks (the 'Palms Springs sign, Zillah's Teapot Dome Gas Station, etc.), it also includes many people from the Yakima Valley.

Good news! If you haven't seen "Cement Suitcase" yet, you can watch it now on Hulu!

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Category: Videos
P.A.C.E. Bike / John Riggs

P.A.C.E. Program Awards Free Bikes to Children With Perfect School Attendance

Two years ago, Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima decided to spend their own money to encourage children to stay in school. The premise was a simple as the name: Perfect Attendance Creates Excellence. If a child had perfect attendance, he or she was awarded a free bike, helmet and a party at the end of the year. Well this year, they're bringing the program back!

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Category: Yakima News
Gatorade Unicorn / Photo by Cefus

How to Suction a Gatorade to Your Head

This morning Michele, Cefus and I were talking about nothing in particular. That's when I found I had a talent. A useless talent, but a talent, none-the-less.

I'm a fidgeter. If I'm talking on the phone, I have to play with the phone cord or manipulate an action figures arms - I have to be doing something at all times

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Category: Photos

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